Labor shatters the coalition over energy bills, as figures show that energy prices have risen by 158% since 2015
- Labor is starting the attack on climbing energy prices throughout Australia
- Figures show that wholesale prices for energy have risen by 158 percent since 2015
- Invites Angus Taylor, the energy minister, to include the national energy guarantee
Labor carries out the attack on rising energy prices because it tries to maintain pressure on the federal energy minister Angus Taylor.
Taylor is already being shot at by controversial meetings on endangered grasslands, and because he suggests that the federal government was open to nuclear energy.
Labor has now seized on figures showing that the average wholesale energy prices have risen by 158 percent since 2015 on the national energy market.
Labor carries out the attack on rising energy prices while trying to maintain pressure on federal energy minister Angus Taylor (photo)
The opposition repeats Taylor's call to include the National Energy Guarantee, which should save households $ 550 each year.
& # 39; Australian households and businesses have been punished by this divided government with rising energy bills & # 39 ;, said Labor spokesperson, Mark Butler, Monday.
& # 39; Angus Taylor's only KPI was lowering energy prices, but instead they continued to rise and rise. & # 39;
Taylor has steadfastly refused to breathe new life into the NEG, instead pursuing other initiatives to reduce energy costs.
Labor also insists on a formal investigation into meetings between Mr. Taylor and environmental officials on endangered grasslands.
The opposition pursues the cabinet minister about his interest in a family business, Jam Land Pty Ltd, coupled with an investigation into alleged illegal land clearing.
Labor has seized figures showing that the average wholesale prices for electricity have risen by 158 percent since 2015 on the national energy market (photo of the file)
Its pursuit is aimed at meetings in 2017 with officials from the environment department and the office of the then environment minister Josh Frydenberg to discuss the list of endangered grasslands.
The meetings were held while investigations were underway into the alleged poisoning of 30 hectares of grassland on an NSW property owned by Jam Land Pty Ltd.
Labor is concerned because the minister has not properly expressed his interest in the company and wants to know if he wanted to influence the threatened status of the species.
& # 39; We hope that all crossbenchers will support the Senate investigation. We think it is an important issue of trust in decision making, & Labor said Environmental spokeswoman Terri Butler told ABC Radio National.
However, One Nation does not support the research, so it stays in limbo.
& # 39; I think it's a witch hunt for Angus Taylor and I don't think it should be investigated by the committee & # 39 ;, said Senator Pauline Hanson to reporters in Canberra.
Mr. Taylor says his interests have been widely explained and Labor has accused a & # 39; dirty smear campaign & # 39; to feed.
A Labor motion for an investigation into the case was defeated on Thursday after crossbenchers, including Rex Patrick from Center Alliance, voted against it.
But after he had spent his weekend reading the land-robbery controversy, Senator Patrick changed his mind.
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